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WorldFest 2012 - Fair Trade and Responsible Tourism

Koperattiva Kummerc Gust is pleased to announce the date of this year's Worldfest - Malta's most vibrant Fair Trade event held yearly in the Upper Barrakka Gardens. This year's Worldfest will take place on Saturday 12th May between 10.00 am and 10.30 pm and will feature live music, a public forum, Fair Trade crafts, food and refreshments, a drum circle, activities for children, and stalls of our partner organisations. There will be Fair Trade products available from Africa, Latin America and Asia, and speciality food and coffee from Eritrea and Palestine. This year's WorldFest is centred around the theme of Fair Trade and Responsible Tourism.

The public forum will take place from 4.00 to 5.15 pm and will focus on Fair Trade and Responsible Tourism. The forum will be chaired by Dr Andrew Azzopardi, who is a Lecturer in the Department of Youth and Community Studies at the University of Malta. The speakers will be Sergio Bordignon, from the Italian organization working on Responsible Tourism, Viaggi e Miraggi and Aldith Gauchi, who has recently returned from a FRAME-project (Fair and Responsible Action in Mediterranean Area) trip to Morocco to visit Fair Trade producers.

Throughout the day, there will be Fair Trade food, drink, handicrafts, artisan products, toys, jewelry, CDs, musical instruments, books, ornaments, masks, pottery, carpets, clothes and textiles from Latin America, Africa and South Asia. There will be activities for children, including games and face-painting. After the forum, Eritrean and Palestinian food will be available. From 7.30 pm onwards there will be live music by Dumtak, the Jungle Wailers, and Kantilena.

In order to make this year's Worldfest as sustainable as possible, we are offering a small discount on drinks to those who bring their own cups or glasses to the event - so bring your own cup, and make this Worldfest the most green to date!

Entrance to the festival and all events (including the evening concert) is free, and a warm and friendly atmosphere is guaranteed.

Worldfest is being carried out in cooperation with: Greenhouse, Gaia Foundation, Say No to Racism Campaign, Get Up Stand Up, Organisation for Friendship in Diversity (OFD), Core Green, Red Cross, Bicycle Advocacy Group, Amnesty Malta, Zminijietna, Ceratonia Foundation, Tgħaniqa, M-GAS Sound Company, WasteServ.

This event is being funded with the help and support of the Youth in Action Programme, Action 1.2 in the 'Fair Trade in Schools Project'.

 

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For additional information, kindly contact:

Joelle Mifsud Taliana: 99381988 (joelle@l-arka.org),

Katharina Beckmann: 79898933 (kathi_kkg@yahoo.com)

Sophie Colsell: 79433088 (sophie@l-arka.org) or

Mahira Sheik: 79299995 (mahira@l-arka.org)



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Kummerċ Ġust: il-Kummerċ Ġust u t-Turiżmu Responsabbli


WorldFest: Il-Jum Dinji tal-Kummerċ Ġust 2012

Festi fl-irħula tal-Bangladexx, logħob tal-futbol fil-Ġappun, u korijiet fl-Olanda: fil-ħames kontinenti differenti, fit-12 ta' Mejju, ħaddiema u nies oħra involuti fil-Kummerċ Ġust se jiċċelebraw l-ewwel Jum Dinji tal-Kummerċ Ġust.

Il-Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust flimkien ma diversi għaqdiet bħal Tgħanniqa, Organization Friendship in Diversity, GetUp-StandUp, Greenhouse, WasteServe, Grupp għat-Tielet Dinja, Red Cross, żminijietna, Bicycle Advocacy Group, GAIA Foundation, Ceratonia Foundation, Nepal Group, CoreGreen u Say-No-To-Racism-Campaign, ser jieħdu sehem fl-Għaxar Jum Dinji tal-Kummerċ Ġust, 2012, li se jkun iċċelebrat fit-12 ta' Mejju, bl-isem ta' WORLFEST.

WORLDFEST qed tiċċelebra l-Kummerċ Ġust biex tifraħ lill-bdiewa u n-nies tas-sengħa tar-riżultati li qed jiksbu u tal-prodotti ta' kwalita' li qed jwasslu fis-suq, biex jgħarraf lill-konsumaturi kif jistgħu jagħmlu differenza b'dak li jonfqu, u biex kumpaniji oħra jsiru jafu kif jistgħu jagħtu sehemhom fl-iżvilupp sostenibbli permezz tal-Kummerċ Ġust.

Is-Sibt, 12 ta' Mejju, int u familtek mistiedna tiġu fl-Upper Barrakka, l-Belt, biex tqattgħu ġurnata f'ambjent nadif u rilassanti li se jkun mimli b'attivitajiet f'ġieħ WORLDFEST, jum iċ-ċelebrazzjoni tal-Kummerċ Ġust. Ser jkun hemm mużika etnika live, attivitajiet għat-tfal, stalls li jippromwovu l-għaqdiet soċjali u ambjentali, ikel lokali, mil-Palestina u mill-Eritrea.

Madankollu se ssibu anke żewġ taħditiet pubbliċi: waħda dwar l-Kummerċ Ġust u t-Turiżmu Responsabbli. Dan l-forum ser jkun immexxi minn Dr. Andrew Azzopardi (lecturer l-Universita) u ser jiehdu sehem Sergio Bordignon (minn organizzazjoni Taljana li tispeċjalizza fit-Turiżmu Sostenibbli) u Aldith Gauci li ipparteċipat f’progetti tal-Unjoni Ewropeja li jippromwovi tali turiżmu.

Se jkun hemm taħdita pubblika oħra dwar Ekonomija u l-Ambjent

Matul il-ġurnata il-Ħanut l-Arka, ħanut Malti ta' kummerċ ġust u inizjattiva bla qliegħ li jinsab 306, Triq San Pawl, Valleta, se jamra bosta tined tal-Kummerċ Ġust li se jkunu mtellgħin fil-grounds ta’ l-Upper Barrakka. Dawn it-tined se jkunu mimlija ikel, ornamenti u ħwejjeġ oħra maħduma f'pajjiżi varji fl-Afrika, l-Asja, l-Amerika tan-Nofs u t'Isfel u mibjugħa skond il-kriterji tal-Kummerċ Ġust. WORLDFEST jiġi fi tmiemu b' performance live bands Dumtak, the Jungle Wailers, and Kantilena u Control.

Joelle Mifsud Taliana, voluntiera mal-Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust tgħid dan: "Il-moviment tal-Kummerċ Ġust ma jistax jaċċetta l-livell ta' faqar dinji li jeżisti llum. Nemmnu li nistgħu nbiddlu d-dinja. Bix-xiri ta' prodotti tal-kummerċ ġust il-konsumatur jista' jgħin biex dil-bidla sseħħ, u jtejjeb l-għajxien tal-ħaddiema li sfaw marġinalizzati minħabba l-globalizzazzjoni. Il-Jum Dinji tal-Kummerċ Ġust fit-12 ta' Mejju huwa opportunità liema bħalha biex nies mid-dinja kollha juru fehmthom dwar il-bżonn ta' dinja aktar ġusta."

Kevin Attard, mill-Grupp għat-Tielet Dinja u Kordinatur Ġenerali ta' WORLDFEST, qal dan "Ir-regoli dinjija tal-kummerċ m'humiex favur il-foqra u l-ambjent. Il-Jum Dinji tal-Kummerċ Ġust juri li hemm triq oħra li tagħmel il-ġid lill-foqra u lid-dinja kollha. WORLFEST se tagħti opportunità lill-konsumatur Malti jagħmel att ta' ġustizzja filwaqt li jieħu gost u jmur lura d-dar b'biċċa xogħol unika jew bott kafè ta’ kwalità."

Għal aktar informazzjoni ibagħtu email lil info@l-arka.org jew sophie@l-arka.org jew ċemplu L-Arka: 2124 4865.


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